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Simo’s Training Log - Dangerous Dad V 2.0

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#2463

Went to the osteo tonight. Had some manipulation, some massage and some dry needling in my right trap. Back is still tight everywhere as well as my pecs. She told me I need to stretch my pecs more this week and work the spikey ball into my back.


#2464

That reminds me that I still need to buy a lacrosse ball.


#2465

With all the problems you have @JMaier31 I thought you would already have all the pre and rehab gadgets money could buy :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#2466

I was trying to get my wife to bring home a tennis ball and she bought me a weird stick to roll out my feet. I was rolling my feet at the time but I wanted the ball for my glutes. I’m pretty sure a lacrosse ball will be too much. I’ll need to start with something softer.


#2467

I think tennis ball will be too soft. Lacrosse ball will hurt but it will work.


#2468

Woke at 80.3kg - pretty happy that weight is holding despite being a little less strict with the macros. Body feels good after osteo last night. Looking forward to training later in the week.


#2469

Osteo wants me to go back again next week. I think she just wants to put her hands on my body again !!! The long term prognosis for my neck is not good. Already a little arthritis in there only going to get worse. I guess I am going to have to build even more muscle through my traps and neck to compensate and keep me upright in the future.


#2470

At our gym we have a tennis program and for the younger kids we use low pressure tennis balls. They’re sort of like under inflated balls that don’t bounce as fast. Perfect for rolling around on your back and glutes.


#2471

Still sounds too soft to me, like a fat ladies hands !!


#2472

My massage therapist is also the therapist for the FC Dallas men’s pro soccer team. She is outrageously strong. I almost tapped out last go round. Need a safe word or something!


#2473

That’s what those tennis balls are for, you stick it in your mouth when you have a massage to bite down on !!


#2474

So you’re saying I should steal tennis balls off little kids


#2475

Absolutely… they can’t do anything about it anyways


#2476

What’s happening with your neck? Does it hurt you? Or is it tough to keep good posture?


#2477

Compressed disk between 4 and 5, narrowing of the joint with some calcification. It’s from an old injury. Nothing can be done really but your comment about posture is a good one. It plays up more when I spend too many hours bent over the lap top or phone.


#2478

Coaches prerogative, I get an my cricket balls from the club!!


#2479

Damn man I’m sorry you have that. I’ve never noticed you having bad posture in any of your videos or pictures though, so you must keep it under control


#2480

It’s all good man, it’s just part of life. I try to balance push and pull movements and keep as straight as possible. I do have some rounding if the shoulders but nothing too obvious. It doesn’t effect my lifting or daily life other than the odd bit of stiffness. But I’m still better off than a lot of others on here with injuries.


#2481

How’s the time with your Pops been? That’s awesome that he’ll train with you. Hope you guys are having a blast


#2482

Sucks about the neck mate, my necks a little fucked too, degeneration in the joints, gives me grief from time to time, just part of getting older.
Try a cricket ball for the tough areas, works wonders as it’s small.